Open House: A Rivalry Romance by Ruby Lang

Love can take root where you least expect it.

Tyson Yang never imagined that one day he’d be the de facto spokesperson for an illegal community garden. But when the once-rat-infested-but-now-thriving Harlem lot goes up for sale, Ty can’t just let all their hard work get plowed under.

Even if he is irresistibly drawn to the lovely but infuriatingly stubborn re...

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Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar

About The Book

She’s got your job. She wants your life…
When Katherine first meets her new intern Lily, she’s captivated. Young, beautiful and confident, Lily reminds Katherine of everything she once was – and it’s not long before she develops a dark fascination with her new colleague.
But is Lily as perfect as she seems, or does she have a sinister hidden a...

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Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne

The story concerns Louise Downe, who begins the book known as Low Down. Louise is an unpolished woman panning for gold in Piney Creek, Colorado, when an epidemic of smallpox sweeps through the area. A number of miners are stricken and everyone else except for Louise flees. With determination and grit, Louise cares for the miners and all of them survive...

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Death by Windmill: A Mother’s Day Murder in Amsterdam by Jennifer S. Alderson

Death by Windmill

A Mother’s Day trip to the Netherlands turns deadly when a guest plummets from a windmill. Was it an accident or a murder? For Lana Hansen, the answer will mean freedom or imprisonment for someone close to her…

Wanderlust Tours guide Lana Hansen and her mother, Gillian, haven’t seen eye to eye in over a decade, ever since Lana was wrongly fired...

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Clashing Hearts by Nicky James

Easton Campbell loves the farm and the land he grew up on. There is no place else he wants to live, but the farm isn’t doing well, and Easton fears it will just be a matter a time before he loses his home. However, if Easton is forced to sell, it won’t be to Lachlan Montgomery and his big city ideas and money...

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The Resident by David Jackson

About The Book

Thomas Brogan is a serial killer. With a trail of bodies in his wake and the police hot on his heels, it seems like Thomas has nowhere left to hide. That is until he breaks into an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street...

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The Rivals by Vi Keeland

“I know I love you because my family would disown me for falling in love with you. And that doesn’t scare me half as much as you leaving this room without believing that my heart belongs to you more than it’s ever belonged to anyone.”

If you love enemies-to-lovers romance stories then this is definitely a book you’ll want to try!

Honestly in the first q...

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The End of October by Lawrence Wright

The End of October, Lawrence Wright

Wow. Lawrence Wright must have really polished up his crystal ball before writing this medical/political thriller, released in late April. As a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, he has a knack for describing history and its relevance today, capturing both the big political picture and the significant details that make characters memorable and wholly human.

It’s ...

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Rolling Thunder by AJ Devlin

Rolling Thunder by AJ Devlin

With a lurid magenta cover and a private detective who is larger-than-life, AJ Devlin’s Rolling Thunder is the right kind of contemporary pulp crime novel to read if you want to get your mind off COVID-19, Donald Trump, Brexit and all the other nonsense going on in today’s world...

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NEON by GS Locke

About The Book

A detective desperate for revenge. A hitwoman with one last job. A killer with both on his list.
Detective Matt Jackson’s beloved wife, Polly, is the latest victim of a serial killer – Neon – who displays his victims amongst snaking neon lights.
Suicidal but unable to kill himself, he hires someone to finish the job...

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Copy Boy by Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Welcome to San Francisco in the 1930s. In the midst of the Great Depression it’s seen as a place of opportunity, and Jane Hopper is determined to grasp whatever chance comes her way and hold onto it, tight. Prepare to be drawn into the decidedly different Copy Boy, written by an author who has been described as ‘Raymond Chandler for feminists’.

There’s more tha...

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A Test of Wills by Charles Todd

In 1919, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge remains haunted by World War I, where he was forced to have a soldier executed for refusing to fight. When Rutledge is assigned to investigate a murder involving the military, his emotional war wounds flare...

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A Perfect Live by Danielle Steel

Congressman Patrick Olden, a good friend of Blaise, was scheduled to speak in one of the auditorium’s at UCLA it was estimated that there would be over two thousand students there.  After his speach his first question was from a young man and it pertained to gun control...

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An Exquisite Corpse by Helen A. Harrison

Murder is a work of art…

When the acclaimed Cuban painter Wifredo Lam turns up dead in his Greenwich Village studio, officers Juanita Diaz and Brian Fitzgerald of the NYPD, must investigate the crime. But what they find is much more gruesome than they ever could have imagined.

Suspicion soon falls on a tight-knit circle of Surrealist refugees who fled Nazi-occupie...

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Lost by Leona Deakin – Blog Tour

About The Book

Lost by Leona Deakin There is an explosion at a military ball. The casualties are rushed to hospital in eight ambulances, but only seven vehicles arrive. Captain Harry Peterson is missing.
His girlfriend calls upon her old friend Dr Augusta Bloom, who rushes to support the investigation...

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A Fatal Fiction by Kaitlyn Dunnett

A Fatal Fiction  by Kaitlyn Dunnett

Freelance book editor Mikki Lincoln knows the makings of a well-written story. But she’ll need to choose her words wisely when a new assignment introduces a deadly plot twist . . .

Forgotten on the outskirts of quaint Lenape Hollow, Feldman’s Catskill Resort Hotel has outlasted its heyday as a popular tourist destination and no...

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In Every House, in Every Street by Jess Hitchman

  In every house, on every street  by Jess  Hitchman, for children there is laughter and tears. There are friends. There is family. And there is love.
A heartwarming celebration of homes…

My Thoughts

We love to travel and discover new countries around the world, but for the last 3 months we’ve been closed at home, yes, like most of the people around the world...

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Grounds for Remorse by Misty Simon

Grounds for Remorse by Misty Simon,   No more cheating . . .

Grounds for Remorse by Misty Simon, Best friends Tallie Graver and Gina Laudermilch both seem to spend a lot of time around urns. For Tallie, they’re part and parcel of the family business, Graver’s Funeral Home...

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The Bone Jar by SW Kane

About the Book, “The Bone Jar” by SW Kane, Two murders. An abandoned asylum.

The Bone Jar by SW Kane, Two murders. An abandoned asylum. Will a mysterious former patient help untangle the dark truth?

The body of an elderly woman has been found in the grounds of a derelict asylum on the banks of the Thames. As Detective Lew Kirby and his partner begin their

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Murder on the Downs by Julie Wassmer

About This Book, “Murder on the Downs” by Julie Wassmer

Murder on the Downs by Julie Wassmer,  A controversial new property development is planned in Whitstable which will encroach upon the green open space of the downs, to the dismay of Whitstable residents who view this as the thin end of the wedge with regard to local wildlife conservation.
A campaign springs into...

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The Right Time a Novel by Danielle Steel

The Right Time  a Novel by Danielle Steel,   Alexandra Cortez Winslow had long black hair, creamy skin and large green eyes which she kept squeezed shut as her parents argued.  It was that way after her mother got bored and she wanted to leave.  When she left they never knew when she was coming home again...

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The Man Behind Closed Doors by Maria Frankland

About The Book

The Man Behind Closed Doors  a Mystery by Maria Frankland  What could be so bad that a six-year-old stops talking?
Domestic violence isn’t only perpetrated by men. Ask Paul Jackson who is on remand, accused of stabbing his wife, Michelle. As he reveals his reality
behind their troubled marriage, it seems that only his six-year-old knows what really ha...

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Anna a Novel by Laura Guthrie

About The Book

ANNA  a Novel by Laura Guthrie.  Every cloud has a silver lining… doesn’t it? Anna is thirteen years old, lives in London with her father, and has Asperger’s syndrome.  When her father dies, she moves to Scotland to live with her estranged, reclusive mother...

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The Apartment A Novel By Danielle Steel

The Apartment  a Novel by Danielle Steel.  Claire Kelly, Abby Williams, and five years later, Morgan Shelby, Sasha Hartman, join them and became sister’s in an apartment loft in Hell’s Kitchen.  Claire is a shoe designer, Abby is a writer, Morgan is in finance, Sasha is a Doctor and Valentina is a headliner supermodel and drops by to see her identical twin, Sasha.

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Divide and Concord a Mystery by J C Eaton

Divide and Concord a Mystery by J C Eaton

Divide and Concord a Mystery by J C Eaton,  Murder rears its ugly head again near Two Witches Winery and this time it involves a film crew filming a scene from one of Norrie Ellington’s screenplays. When the over-the-top director is found dead the entire cast and crew find themselves in the police spotlight...

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The Lies I Tell by Joel Hames

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The Lies I Tell by Joel Hames  Meet Polly, Meet Emily, Meet Belinda,  They’re all me. My name is Lisa and I’m an identity thief. If I’m not inside your system stealing your money, I’ve probably already stolen it. I’m your friend. I’m a thief. I’m gone.
I’m in control.
Only now, the tables have been turned. I’m in danger...

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Coming Home to Heritage Cove by Helen J Rolfe

About The Book

Coming Home to Heritage Cove, by Helen J Rolfe. the little village by the sea brimming with character, community and friendship, and the perfect place to fall in love this summer…
Melissa rushes back to Heritage Cove when Barney, the man who’s been like a father figure to her since she was a little girl, ends up in hospital...

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Second Chance A Novel By Danielle Steel

Second Chance  a Novel by Danielle Steel.

Fiona Monaghan was content with her life as editor-in-chief of a leading fashion magazine in New York.  That was until John Anderson came into her life.  He was a widower with two daughters.  John was intrigued by Fiona...

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The Mistress A Novel By Danielle Steel

The Mistress  A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Natasha Leonova was discovered on the streets of Moscow, freezing, by a Russian billionaire by the name Vladimir Stanislas.  She lived under his protection for seven years immersed in luxury.  He had nursed her back to health. 

The yacht Princess Marina was anchored at Antibes in the Mediterranean...

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Safe Harbour A Novel By Danielle Steel

Safe Harbour  A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Pip Mackenzie at the age of eleven had been touched with a terrible tragedy that sent her mother into inconsolable grief.  She meets someone who turns her gray world into light and color.  Matt Bowles sees her innocence and his kindness, a spark is kindled, lives changed, and a journey of hope begins...

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Undercover A Novel By Danielle Steel

Undercover  A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Marshall Everett  (aka Pablo Echeverria) Pablo came out of the hut where he and Paloma lived.  They were having their first child.  Pablo worked for her brother Raul Vasquez Lopez.  Raul was a powerful man in Columbia.  Pablo was Raul’s right hand.  Raul approved Pablo and Paloma getting together...

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Turning Point A Novel By Danielle Steel

Turning Point  A Novel By Danielle Steel  Bill Browning, Stephanie Lawrence, Wendy Jones and Tom Wylie, all Doctors at different Hospitals in San Francisco, come together for a trip to their sister city in France.  This trip was a real honor for all of them to share ideas.Turning Point

Bill Browning worked at San Francisco General, he was always busy with gangs who would try to...

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Vanished A Novel By Danielle Steel

Vanished  A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Charles Delauney moved slowly up the steps to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.  He had forgotten how cold it was in New York at Christmas time.  He still dreamed of Marielle.  She was only eighteen when they met.  She was beautiful and full of mischief and he just had to have her...

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Family Ties A Novel By Danielle Steel

Family Ties  A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Annie Ferguson was speaking to her sister Jane Marshall when Jane said Bill was waiting for her at the plane that they would use to fly home.  Annie said to watch the weather and told her good-bye.  Annie had a big project to work on for a client at her first job as an architect...

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A Good Woman A Novel By Danielle Steel

A Good Woman  A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Annabelle Worthington sat quietly reading in the library of her parents  home on the morning of April 14, 1912.  Everything looked in order, it was a lovely spring day and the gardeners had planted beautiful flowers for the return of her parents and older brother...

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Fairytale A Novel By Danielle Steel

Fairytale A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Joy Lammenais loved this time of year it was March in the Napa Valley and the hill’s were a lovely emerald green.  Christophe had brought her here when she was taking her masters in  business and he was taking oenology which is about making wine and viticulture was about planting and growing the grapes...

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Legacy A Novel By Danielle Steel

Legacy A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Brigitte Nicholson worked at Boston University in admissions, she looked out the window and it had been snowing since the night before, and she was vetting, meticulously the applications.  She was happy in her relationship with Ted Weiss even though they only got together weekends...

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SPY A Novel By Danielle Steel

SPY A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Alexandra Wickham an eighteen year old was presented to King George V and Queen Mary. Her dress was made of white lace and satin and came from Paris.  She was a delicate blond which made her a stunning beauty, destined for a life of privilege.  War played out a life for her.

Alex made her way to the London First Aid Nursing Yeomanry as...

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The Sins of the Mother A Novel By Danielle Steel

The Sins of the Mother A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Olivia Grayson sat in on the board meeting and listened intently her blue eyes took in everything.  She was sharp and quick and saw everything going in the presentation and the members of the board.  Peter Williams, their legal counselor, was also at the meeting...

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In His Father’s Footsteps A Novel By Danielle Steel

In His Father’s Footsteps A Novel By Danielle Steel.

U.S. troops on the 8 of April 1945 received a shortwave transmitter message in Morse code in Russian and English, “To the Allies. To the army of General Patton. This is the Buchenwald concentration camp. SOS. We request help. They want to evacuate us.  The SS wants to destroy us...

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Sister’s A Novel By Danielle Steel

Sister’s A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Candy is the youngest sister of four.  Next comes Annie who is the third sister. Second is Tammy.  And first is Sabrina. Candy, a model from the age of seventeen and now is 21 years old.  Annie is an artist and now is 26 years old.  Tammy is a producer of “Doctors” and is now 29 years old...

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Against All Odds A Novel By Danielle Steel

Against All Odds A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Kate Madison’s resale shop in stylish SoHo supported her family of four kids since the untimely death of her husband.  The kids are grown up now and ready to live their own lives.  Kate realized that you can’t play against all odds.  Kate discusses her family issues with her mother and a good friend Liam or is he more the...

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Silent Night A Novel by Danielle Steel

Silent Night A Novel by Danielle Steel.

A scene plays out from a Hit TV Series Called ‘The Clan’ a child yell’s at her father and runs through some trees.  A woman yells “Perfect”.  The child comes running back grinning  from ear to ear.

“Good job, Em.” Emma’s mother, Paige Watts tells her...

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Property Of A Noblewoman A Novel By Danielle Steel

Property of a Noblewoman  A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Hal Baker felt it was a good day to stay indoors there was a bitter wind and the snowfall had turned to sleet.  He was in charge of safe deposit boxes.He had three matters to deal with today. The smaller boxes had not been paid for thirteen months. He had sent out registered letters for each box.

‘ The lapse of pa...

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First Sight A Novel By Danielle Steel

First Sight A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Timmie O’Neill, with an instinct for trends she was totally fearless and innate genius, labor intensive and business acumen.  Timmie O’s renowned line she built internationally consumed her life.

“Yet as blessed as she feels, Timmie harbors the private wounds of a devastating childhood and tragedy.  Always willing to take risk...

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Honor Thyself A Novel By Danielle Steel

Honor Thyself  A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Carole Barber turned from her desk to see a quiet, sunny November morning she saw the garden, she was at her Bel-Air home.  She and her late husband Sean had discussed doing a movie together but time had slipped away.  She had been a major star since eighteen years of age.

She had a number of causes that kept her busy now t...

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The Duchess A Novel By Danielle Steel

The Duchess A Novel By Danielle Steel.

Phillip, Duke of Westerfield, lived in Belgrave Castle which had been built by the Latham family.  He had two sons by his first wife who died when the boys were only four and seven.  The Duke at seventy-four had for a number of years schooled his son, Tristan to manage Belgrave Castle.  Tristan had two daughters...

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The Long Road Home a Novel by Danielle Steel

The Long Road Home a Story by Danielle Steel,

A clock was ticking in the hall and Gabriella Harrison burrowed into the closet till she was behind all the coats, her mother would have a hard time to find her there.  Her mother walked by a few times but she didn’t stop to open it till finally she stopped and opened the door...

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Secrets A Novel By Danielle Steel

Secrets A Story By Danielle Steel,

The characters are  Sabina Quarles, Bill Warwick, Jane Adams, Gabrielle Smith, Zachary Taylor and they all have secrets.  Sabina was born Mary Elizabeth Ralston.  She changes her name after her parents have past.  She starts off as Virginia Harlowe and does a few modeling jobs since God had endowed her well...

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The Prodigal Son a Novel by Danielle Steel

The Prodigal Son A Story by Danielle Steel

Peter McDowell loses everything in a matter of days in the stock market. He lost his livelihood and his marriage.  All he has left is a lakeside cottage he inherited when his parents died. They left a modest estate to his twin brother Michael, who was a devoted father and a small-town doctor.  He was Dr...

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Fine Things A Novel by Danielle Steel

Fine Things A Novel by Danielle Steel,

An up and coming young executive at Wolff’s, he is sent to San Francisco to open a new department store location.  His high speed live made him uncomfortable and he didn’t realize what was missing in his life until he met Jane O’Reilly and her mother, Liz made him realize what was missing in his fast paced life.

Bernie and Liz m...

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Welcome to Erma’s Book Extravaganza

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I am an avid reader and I’ve been thinking of doing a book review for some time now. Given the opportunity I went for it, this is Erma’s Book Extravaganza. The only reviews I have seen are in the papers and magazines from professionals.  I felt that someone else’s opinion might be worth while.  Here you will find reviews coming from a regular person’s opinion...

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Not My Will (But Thine Be Done) Luke 22:42

I’ll start with a set of books, the first being ‘Not My Will,'(But Thine Be Done) written by Francena Arnold.  Her books may be purchased at Amazon.  Francena has written somewhere between 7 to 9 books. They are Christian based.  My favorite book is ‘Not My Will'(But Thine Be Done) Luke 22:42.  The next one would be ‘The

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The Light In My Window

Now this is a book that stands on it’s own but also lead’s you from the character’s of ‘Not My Will’.  I call The Light In My Window,  a sequel.  This book starts you off with Hope Thompson.  A young girl not sure of herself went to a agency looking for a job.  Having had a very bad experience at her last job she didn’t want to deal with men...

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Fruit For Tomorrow

Fruit For Tomorrow by Francena H. Arnold

An absorbing account of a disillusioned young woman’s search for happiness in a world of broken dreams.

To Virginia Martin it seemed dreams were designed to be shattered.  And now the dream of her young life was about to prove just one more gigantic disappointment.

“It was pleasant sitting here on the cool terrace with the sha...

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The Road Winds On by Francena Arnold

The Road Winds On by Francena Arnold

“A winding path of self-examination _the road winds on.  For Andy Lewis it is a long road.  He is engaged to the lovely Kay Putney, and planning to go to the Congo after they marry, Andy marvels at the wonderful life in store for him.  As a doctor and nurse they plan to help Andy’s father, Dr...

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ZOOM by Robert Munsch, Read Aloud Michael Martchenko

ZOOM by Robert Munsch,  Read Aloud by Michael Marchenko,

This story is about a little girl called Lauretta who was in a wheelchair.  Her mother was at school to pick her up and Lauretta, said I need a new wheelchair.  It was to be a surprise but we are going to find another wheelchair today.  When they arrived her mother pointed out a 5 speed wheelchair...

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Straight Down A Crooked Lane

‘Straight Down A Crooked Lane’ another book by Francena Arnold.

Mary Jo Hallett  who is seventeen is asked at the last minute to be a bridesmaid, for an old friend, that she  had a spat with a couple of

years ago.  When she gets to the rehearsal she meets a friend who was Twenty years old by the name of Jack Freeman...

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The Deepening Stream

“The Deepening Stream” by Francena Arnold.

The dramatic and compelling story of a young newspaperman’s search for meaning and purpose in a career that suddenly began to go sour.  Neil Abbott found that God’s ways are sometimes strange to human reasoning and “past finding out” until one allows himself to become the part of……………

The debate…...

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Three Shall Be One

“Three-Shall-Be-One” by Francena Arnold is a story of love, quarreling, mystery and God’s hand bringing them together again.  Chetwolde and Patricia thought husbands and wives quit loving each other then started to quarrel.  They never doubted each other’s love but ugly bickering could arise between.

The first few years had been wonderful and they were really happy...

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A Brother Beloved

A Brother Beloved.  Dark broad-shouldered Gene was her responsibility since their mother past when she was only nine.  He had been away ‘behind the iron curtain’. It brought him back a changed man.  He is normal, said the doctors.  She knew better, and ‘utterly powerless to help him...

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I’m So Embarrassed!

I’m So Embarrassed!  This story  is written by Robert Munsch and narrated by Michael Martchenko.

This story is about a little boy who’s name is Andrew, and is constantly embarrassed by his mother.  I’m sure we adults know what that’s like.  He finally agrees to go shopping in the mall because he really needs a pair of shoes...

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